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, connecticut. nearly all of the senators and congress have left washington dc. from all over the country, there were outpouring of condolences and sympathy and there were senators and congressmen who sent out statements calling for gun control. in some cases with no political decisions by many to politicize the tragedy. here are some of their names and what they said. congressman bobby rush said lawmakers can no longer be held hostage byhose who are opposed to reasonable gun control laws. congressman eliot engel of new york, the fact that we cannot pass sensible gun control in this congress is a blot on her reputation. and congressmen jerry nadler saying that now is not the time to have a serious discussion about and control, if not now, en would it be? at least 20 members of congress reacting with calls to restrict constitutional rights to bear arms. all over those calls coming from members of the democratic party. here is the number who chose to talk about mental illness. the disaffection of the mentally disturbed and ill. the importance of a strong family and how better to protect our
to pull off that syntax, though. at this point i think we've got to assume that the washington people, they can't get it together. we've got to gird ourselves for a cliff, make sure that we understand what the dive will look like, and focus on things that are easier to gauge, namely earnings and remembering that if you get aggressive ahead of falling off the cliff you're just going to do poorly. so with that in mind here's your game plan for next week. kicking things off is general electric. okay? i think this is really important. why? because this is the most important talk about the whole -- give you the whole panoply here. and my charitable trust owns ge, and part of that is because we believe it's a terrific play on several huge international themes. energy, conversation, natural gas use, aerospace, health care for worldwide aging population. i expect ge to be very upbeat. i think jeff immelt's going to tell a good story. some of that's because the company just boosted its dividend by 12% today p. you don't do that if you're doing poorly. the meeting will be the most talked about
, connecticut and more on the president's reaction we go like to our washington correspondent from washington, dc. james? >> good morning, from the nation's capitol where for president obama as for all americans, it was a if the madness of the phenomenon, the mass shooting, descended, in connecticut, to the most horrifying level. the would fills -- the profile stayed the same, young man, in adolescent, severed from community and simple pleasures and articled. he is described as of advanced intelligence but remote. most of the victims in this case were very different. children ranging in age from 5 to 10, the most defenseless. the toll as we have reported, 28 dead including the mother and the school principal and 20 children, one school worker was wounded. president obama who has layed the difficult role of consoler in chief in the past struggled this time to contain his emotions and he spoke of the landmarks of life, first days, graduations, and victims of their families were robbed of this along with innocence taken of those who survived. we endured too many of the tragedies and when i learn
in washington, president obama has spoken to this issue before today. he has been called to speak to it mostly in response to tragedies like today. but when you look at his remarks combined over time in full, it's just a remarkable chronicle of not just what he has said. what he said must be done. but it is a remarkable chronicle of what has not yet been done. >> it is part of our nature to demand explanations, to try to impose some order on the chaos, to make sense out of that which seems senseless. already we've seen the national conversation commence, not only about the motivations behind these killings, but about everything from the merits of gun safety laws to the adequacy of our mental health system. and much -- much of this process of debating what might be done to prevent such tragedies in the future is an essential ingredient in our exercise of self government. >> i hope that over the next several days, next several weeks, and next several months we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence that ends up marring this country, but also reflect on all th
world, the business community, everybody around washington is saying, look, guys, make some progress here. neil: what worries me now is when the next hoe drops. democrats, largely 80 congressman did today, following the congressional black caucus and others like schumer said there's no reason to go after entitlements right now. what's to stop republicans from saying, we'routs of here, we're done. >> there is not a lot to stop republicans from saying, nope, then this is not going to work. we are not going to be able to come to a consensus before christmas or before we go off the cliff. a big he want of that was john boehner. he is headed home to ohio for the weekend. obviously, the lines of communication remain open with the white house, but that, to me, is very much a move, a political move, saying, hey, you need to come to the table a little bit more, white house and democrats, if we have any chance of making progress and getting a deal. neil: elizabeth? >> well, i think anyone in the situation woulagree you can't make the perfect the enemy of the good, but agree that no deal at thi
wins, loses, and, you know, it's the people in washington we're talking about. they are forgetting who they are serving and why they are there. you know, businesses, main street, the markets are all says, look, guys, you dug a $16 trillion hole. the math doesn't work. you cannot tax your way to prosperity, and you can't tax your way out of it. the money is not there. you'd run the government for a matter of weeks if you seized all of the wealth of the wealthy it doesn't work. yove got to have a balanced approach to this thing, and you got to have spending cuts, and in order to do that, you got to haveentitlement reform, and you'd rather have some sort of balanced approach which then describes a longer term aproach now in order to -- forget about politics in order to settle the markets. neil: i'm beginning to wonldzer, i don't think the markets like it either way, but what's your prediction? how do you see it sorting out? >> i predict there might be a deal if there is a deal. i think it's under 50% of any deal, but this deal, if it happens, i think will be a small deal. see some frame w
. molly has more from washington. >> today in his weekly radio and internet address, he honored the teachers and administrators and students who were killed in the connecticut shool shooting. she described the murdered students as young children with whole lives ahead of them. >> our hearts are broken today. we grieve for the families of those we lost. we keep in our prayers the parents of those who survived because as blessed as they to have their children home they know their child's innocence has been torn by the way. >> molly: flags were lowered to half-staff in honor to those that were killed. usually the republicans would put out a radio and sbrchbt address but john boehner put out a statement instead after the school shooting, saying, quote, there will be no weekly republican address this weekend so that president obama can speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning. i join the president and all americans in sending prayers and condolences to the victims loved ones. janet napolitano says that department will provide, quote, any support necessary to state and loc
minutes that kid with a gun killed her. >> james rose enis over in washington now. the president yesterday spoke emotionally. he said not as a president, i speak to you now as a parent. understands what he was going through and what we are all going through. listen. >> those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> yesterday the president of the united states had to face the nation wiping away a tear. >> we are hearing about aurora shooting kicked off with gabby giffords what happened in the parking lot that day. more and more we are hear being the same themes. >> the president is the first person to get these calls. for more on the president's reaction we go to james rosen. >> guys, good morning to you. we saw a range of reaction from officials in washington. the topple elected republican house speaker john boehner issued a call for unity. the horror of this day is unbearable but we will lock arms and unite as citizens that's how americans r
: in washington, d.c., flags are flying at half staff as the country mourns with this small connecticut town that has lost so much. of course, thoughts and prayers of this entire community tonight are with those 26 victims that died here at the school. 20 young children under the age of 10 and also six adults. meanwhile, the investigation here continues. that's the story live in newtown, connecticut. chris pollone, nbc news, back to you. >> many thanks to chris. now to try to talk something sensible about this, we welcome blake zeft to the show, a former obama presidential campaign aide. we welcome back nan hayworth and mark simone. nan, let me begin with you, please. you're a doctor. >> yes. >> i know you're not a mental health doctor. but it has been alleged that he has asperger's syndrome, personality disorders -- nobody knows. does mental health play a huge role in this, from what you know? >> well, i'm the mother of two sons as well. i just can't imagine the scene at that elementary school. and of course the families whose children survived. these children who witnessed this. there's no
. >> brian: meanwhile james rosen is over in washington now. you know, the president spoke yesterday emotionally. he said not as a president. i speak to you now as a president. understands what he was going through and what we're all going through. listen. >> those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> steve: yesterday the president of the united states had the face of the nation right there wiping away the tear. >> we are seeing this more and more. seems like we are aurora shooting and kicked with with gabriel giffords and what happened in that parking lot that day. more and more hearing about the same themes. >> evil. >> alisyn: so for more on the president's reaction we go to james rosen in washington. good morning, james. >> alisyn and guys, good morning to you. actually we saw an interesting range of reaction from official washington, the nation's top elected republican house speaker john boehner issued a call for unity yesterda
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